Children’s Religious Education

Our children are taught about the Catholic faith in their homes, through prayer, attending Mass, reading the Bible or Bible stories, and through their love for one another and the community, this is called the “Domestic Church”. Here at St. Catherine Labouré we want to support you as parents, godparents, grandparents, and other family members by providing the following classes for your children. Family members are encouraged to support their children in their religious education and should attend parent meetings, family class gatherings, and Mass together regularly.


Preschool for ages 4 & 5:
We meet during the 9:30 a.m. Mass from late September until late May. Registration is open throughout the year. The fee is $20.00 for supplies. A registration, paper or online, is required.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word
During the Mass, children are dismissed after the opening prayer to go with the Shepherd of the Word to hear the readings and have a child friendly discussion on them. We offer Children’s Liturgy of the Word throughout the whole year during the 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 pm (in Spanish) Masses. Nametags can be picked up at the Children’s Liturgy of the Word table in front of the church before Mass. No registration or fee is required.

Grades 1-5 
Religious Education classes for children in grades 1st-5th are held on Sundays from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Please see the Sacraments section of our website here, for more information on First Holy Communion.

Class Fees – Per Child:
Communion One – The first year of religious education is $75.00.

Communion Two – The second year, Sacrament Year, First Reconciliation and Holy Communion is $110.00.

Post Sacrament Classes – $75.00

2022-2023 Religious Education Classes for the 2022-2023 school year begin
Sunday, September 25th at 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
Please register your child as soon as possible for their class so we can order enough supplies. To pay for the classes online after registering please go to the donation tab at and use the Religious Education category to make your payment. (Please include child’s name and grade.)
Also, please provide a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate. You may bring a copy on the first day of class or scan it and email it to Kathy Keith at
Parents and students are invited to “Meet the Teacher” on Sunday, September 18th 
at 10:45 am. for a brief get together.

Registration (Eng) ; Online Registration

Registration (Spn)


Coordinator: Kathy Keith or (858) 278-0587

Religious Education Office Hours: Call Sun-Th (closed Fri & Sat)


Here are some recommended Religious Education resources: – Kids  weekly Gospel readings and activities:

Kids Bulletin – Explanation of the weekly Gospel readings and activities